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Slash emissions now or miss 1.5°C goal, UN warns

The UNEP said that global emissions need to fall by 7.6%, each year, every year until 2030 to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C

Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for blocking global warming at well below 2C, and 1.5C if possible

Ecological land grab: food vs fuel vs forests

A world of narrowing options threatens to pit biofuels, forests and food production against each other

On climate change, a shift towards civil disobedience

Since October, the world has seen a crescendo of grassroots protests around climate change, especially in western Europe and North America

COP17: Talks stumble toward uncertain end

A draft global pact on climate change has boosted UN talks, already deep into overtime, but negotiators are worried it's a little too late.

Cutting and coping at COP17

Climate talks in Durban are on track to help poor and vulnerable nations deal with increasingly fierce heatwaves, storms and drought.

Gene rejuvenation pours youth into centenarians’ cells

Scientists have entered a new path for regenerative medicine by altering age-worn cells in people over 90 into rejuvenated stem cells.

‘Climate change is shrinking our food’

A study shows that climate change is reducing the size of many animals and plants, including some which supply nutrition for over a billion people.

New chip could become a disease game-changer

A cheap, highly portable blood test has proven to be as accurate as expensive hospital-based analyses in detecting infectious diseases.

Climate chief pleads for ‘high-level’ push on Kyoto

New talks on global warming have ended with the UN climate boss calling on leaders to resolve the fate of the Kyoto Protocol before the Durban summit.

Cellphone use may cause cancer, says WHO

Cellphone users may be at increased risk from brain cancer and should use SMSing and hands-free devices to reduce exposure.

Sharks get hammered at UN wildlife trade meet

The UN wildlife trade body slapped down a trio of proposals on Tuesday to oversee cross-border commerce for sharks threatened with extinction.

Copenhagen scientists slam ‘Climategate’

Negotiators and top scientists at UN climate talks on Monday slammed the theft of emails from experts at a British university.

UN climate chief hails Bangkok talks

UN climate talks in Bangkok are the most constructive since the 2007 launch of negotiations, the climate chief said on Wednesday.

Web-only papers? Don’t junk the presses just yet

More than a half-a-dozen newspapers in the United States and Europe have gone "web only" in the past year in a bid to stave off bankruptcy.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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